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Battle’s Over – A Nation’s Tribute


THIS Sunday, November 11, 2018 marks exactly 100 years since the guns fell silent in World War 1.

To commemorate the end of the First World War in November 1918, which at the time was hoped to be ‘the war to end all wars,’ the country is paying tribute to the fallen, on Remembrance Sunday, which falls on Armistice Day.

As church bells rang out for peace in 1918 to mark the end of the war, church bells will ring out again nationwide, echoing that moment, one century later, with the simple act of bellringing linking the generations who are a century apart.

Beacons will be lit to mark the event and honour those who gave their lives and those who suffered injury, and their families who also endured pain.

They will be remembered in church services and acts of remembrance and the annual Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal which was launched two weeks ago with a series of installations to highlight the legacy of the First World War.

A six-metre high poppy installation stands at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London. On it poppy red threads reach out featuring messages from the First World War generation.

Locally an array of art installations – including artist Martin Walters’ poppies in Hull Minster, poetry, artwork, and stories across Holderness are bridging the generations.

We have been overwhelmed by the response of the community coming to us with details of events this weekend to mark this historic and extraordinary occasion.

The Gazette feels it is important to remember, reflect, and pay tribute to those who have given their lives for our freedom today and that of future generations. On pages six and seven we look at how Holderness is commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War.

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